ECON 470
The Indian Economy: Development and Social Justice Spring 2022
Division II

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The Indian economy has (usually) grown rapidly in the last three decades, but poverty has declined relatively slowly, malnutrition remains high, and the sex ratio remains heavily biased against women. Is this the persistence of long-standing historical disadvantages such as those faced by Scheduled Castes and Tribes? Does this reflect failures in policy, in areas such as trade, credit, or labor law? Or is the quality of governance primarily to blame? We will use the theoretical and quantitative methods of an economist to consider these questions.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15
Class#: 3480
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Short response papers to assigned readings; classroom presentations/commentary on assigned readings; empirical research project; classroom presentation of empirical research project; participation in classroom discussion.
Prerequisites: ECON 251 and 255, or equivalent, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: junior and senior economics majors
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: GBST Economic Development Studies Electives
GBST South + Southeast Asia Studies Electives
JLST Interdepartmental Electives
POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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